Coins Certified as of 1/22

My Coin #21053646

1949-D 50C, FL MS64FL

PCGS#: 86654

Owner's Comments

Bright central features with slight toning on right edge obverse.

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1949-D Franklin Half has a mintage of  a little over 4 million. However, many Franklin Half Dollars have been melted over the years including this issue. Examples in MS64 condition and lower seem to be abundant and very easy to obtain, with very small premiums between grades. Examples in MS65 are much scarcer and command a strong premium over MS64 examples, usually hundreds of dollars more. In MS66 condition they are really scarce with less than 100 examples known. There are no examples in MS67 condition or higher, making it one of the tougher issues in the series in MS66 condition.  

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 4,120,600 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 13,000 R-2.9 15 / 35 TIE 15 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 13,000 R-2.9 15 / 35 TIE 15 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 2,100 R-4.5 10 / 35 TIE 10 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+FBL PCGS grade
2 MS66FBL PCGS grade
2 MS66FBL PCGS grade  
2 MS66FBL PCGS grade  
2 MS66FBL PCGS grade